What Can I Do

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Guest Blogger: Erika Purcell-Williams, Programs Director It seems like there’s a new story on the news each evening about someone being in need, some family losing out on an opportunity, or some group struggling to stay in business. Sometimes, it may seem as if we encounter even more people around the holidays that have pretty… Read more »

Giving Thanks & Reflections

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Steepletown is very appreciative of all those who have supported our efforts and initiatives of over this past year, whether as a donor, volunteer, or partner.  There is so much that is done that brings about change and transformation that honors the dignity of each individual, and which also restores a sense of hope.  It… Read more »

Steepletown 2015 Annual Report

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Welcome to Steepletown, Take a look at our Annual Report.  Notice on page 2 that Welcome to Steepletown is literally on the “cutting edge”; this is by design.  In fact, this placement also suggests that Steepletown is “pushing the boundaries” so to speak in how nonprofits operate. However, I don’t think that we are “pushing… Read more »

Seeing Is Believing

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They say “seeing is believing” so I jumped into the car on Monday, October 19th, for a road trip to New York and Boston. For two years I have wanted to visit a couple different programs that have been doing some remarkable work with “disconnected” young adults, defined as 18-24 year-olds neither working nor in… Read more »

We Do Math Together

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At Steepletown – #WeDoMathTogether “I am really bad at math” is a phrase we hear when enrolling new students. Initially, my response was “me too”. Recently, I have changed my answer and say that “math needs to be learned and practiced” (quoting our Educational Coordinator, Melanie Grandy).  The GED Math test often feels like a… Read more »

Holding the Door

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Guest Blogger:  Emilio Zamarripa, Youth Development Director On the evening of October 1, 2015, a group of about 30 people gathered to celebrate three young adults for accomplishing a goal they had set for themselves in 2014. It wasn’t listed in the papers or shown on any news outlets. However, the reported impact of the… Read more »

From Crayons & Naptime to Caps & Gowns

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Guest Blogger: Erika Purcell-Williams   Imagine months and months of Play-Doh being stuck in your fingernails, wiping up milk spills from the floor, cleaning toothpaste off of bathroom mirrors, finding crayons in odd places, and listening to high-pitched squeals at sunrise. Seems like a large order, right? Now imagine seeing the faces of children light… Read more »

Taste The West Side – Neighborhood Recognition Award

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Those who attended this year’s Taste on Wednesday evening understand better why Steepletown designated this as “The Year of the Chef”.  The food was incredibly good, but how it came about is a deeper testament to this designation.  Kitchen Sage, the “hearth” of Steepletown, reached out to some neighboring food venues and brought them both… Read more »

Meeting Student Needs, Not Ours

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Guest Blogger: Jane W. – Youth Caseworker I am sitting at my desk on a Monday morning, and thinking back over the past couple of weeks. I realize that we have been exceptionally busy.  A new class of GED students, a new cohort of the Culinary Leadership Academy (CLA), and a new paid externship for… Read more »